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Antique photo of the spring at Blue Spring

Blue Spring captures the rich history of the Ozark region, from American Indian journeys and early settler life to prehistoric civilization.There is evidence of an Old Mill powered by the spring and other remnants of community centered on the water. With exquisite arrays of plants and flowers, this site has served as a tourist attraction since 1948.

In 1993, 33 acres were transformed into the Eureka Springs Gardens. And in, 2003, the rich history of the land was blended with the beauty of the Gardens to become the Blue Spring Heritage Center. Artifacts, old photos, a new historic film spanning the significance of the Blue Spring site, and the walkways through the natural world all await visitors.

Native American symbol for discovery